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A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 11 August 2003
Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.

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Bobby Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Gedrick ... Andrew Luster
Marla Sokoloff ... Connie
Lisa Edelstein ... Maeve Fox
Sarah Carter ... Sarah
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Teri
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Fred
Tom Butler ... Roger Diamond
Shane Meier ... Daniel
Robert Wisden ... Sam
Samantha Ferris ... Det. Katherine Cooke
Kevin McNulty ... Judge Riley
Kavan Smith ... Anthony Wold
Jody Thompson ... Amy
Rebecca Toolan ... Mrs. Luster
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Dr. Dyer
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Storyline

On 14 July 2000, in Ventura County, California, the young Connie is raped by the Max Factor heir Andrew Luster after ingesting a drug called Liquid X in a glass of water offered by him in a night-club. With the support of her father, she reluctantly decides to go to the police and tells her snapshots of the occurrence. Connie and the police collects evidence to send Andrew to the jury and during the investigation, two other victims of Andrew, Sarah and Teri, are found and join the accusation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Date with Darkness See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the film started production, Andrew Luster was still at large after having been convicted in absentia of 86 counts of rape, poisoning and drug possession and sentenced to 124 years in prison. The film was supposed to end with a picture of the real Andrew Luster, asking the audience to notify authorities if they should see him. On June 20, 2003 Andrew Luster was captured in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, while the film was still shooting. The ending was re-written to incorporate Luster's capture. See more »

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not a bad show
13 August 2003 | by akm7998See all my reviews

The other user comment is obviously for another movie. This TV-movie is about how Luster drugged three women and did things to them while on video. During the trial, Luster runs away. It's pretty entertaining for a true crime movie, but the viewer doesn't see any of Luster's motivation, and what led him to commit these crimes. We never see the psychology behind his actions. An explanation and motive would have made it so much better.


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